\ \ [18] In Old French, coterie was a term for an association of peasant tenants under the feudal system. It was probably derived from an unrecorded *cotehut’. This would have been borrowed from Middle Low German kote, a relative of English cote and cot. In French the word gradually broadened out in meaning to ‘group of people sharing a common interest’, the sense in which English borrowed it in the mid- 18th century.

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  • coterie — 1738, from Fr. coterie circle of acquaintances, originally in M.Fr. an organization of peasants holding land from a feudal lord (14c.), from cotier tenant of a cote (see COTTAGE (Cf. cottage)) …   Etymology dictionary

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